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2 (i) Draw the function B(x) on [0,1]. (ii) Show that x ∈ [0, 1] is an eventually fixed point if and only if it is of the form x = k/2n , where k and n are positive integers,2 with 0 ≤ k ≤ 2n − 1. 13. Find the fixed points and the eventually fixed points of x(n + 1) = f (x(n)), where f (x) = x2 . 14. 7 that is not in the form k/2n . 15. 7. Show that if x = k/2n , where k and n are positive integers with 0 < k/2n ≤ 1, then x is an eventually fixed point. 4 Numerical Solutions of Diﬀerential Equations Diﬀerential equations have been extensively used as mathematical models for a wide variety of physical and artificial phenomena.

M − 1. 11. Consider the quadratic map Q(x) = ax2 + bx + c, a ̸= 0. (a) If {d, e} is a 2-cycle such that Q′ (d)Q′ (e) = −1, prove that it is asymptotically stable. (b) If {d, e} is a 2-cycle with Q′ (d)Q′ (e) = 1, what can you say about the stability of the cycle? 12. ) Let {x(0), x(1), . . 1). Prove that: (i) if |f ′ (x(0))f ′ (x(1)), . . , f ′ (x(k − 1))| < 1, then the k-cycle is asymptotically stable, (ii) if |f ′ (x(0))f ′ (x(1)), . . , f ′ (x(k − 1))| > 1, then the k-cycle is unstable.

26) goes into a 2-cycle, and thus it is an eventually 36 1. 25. Graph of f 2 with four fixed points. 43x(1 − x). 26. x0 goes into a 2-cycle. 43x(1 − x). 2-periodic point. 27). 7), then f 2 (p0 ) = −(−p0 + B) + B = p0 . 10). This means that in this case, if the initial price per unit of a certain commodity is p0 , then the price oscillates between p0 and B − p0 . 19. Consider again the diﬀerence equation generated by the tent function ⎧ 1 ⎪ ⎨2x for 0 ≤ x ≤ , 2 T (x) = ⎪ ⎩2(1 − x) for 1 < x ≤ 1 .